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I'd go with FX-6300 when it comes down $10-$20 bucks again (just the other week it was $120 online, currently it's $140...just wait a few days) and a CoolerMaster (212 or TX3) or Zalman Performa cooler for under $20 online and jack that thing as close as you can get to 5ghz with stability. lol.
Edit: Kayko is right - go I5.
Edited by Selvaganesh on 11/27/2012 10:46 AM PST
Here is the source btw: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-10.html
for 80 bucks you can get a Phenom II X4 965 black edition, and overclock it to stomp the G2120. with a hyper 212 air or a corsair H80 liquid cooler, you can get the 965 a good bit past 4 Ghz, or even higher if you are brave. i have mine at 4 Ghz, cooled by an antec kuhler h20 620, and i have plenty of thermal headroom to push it farther. really, at this point, below the $200 line you should only go intel if you won't or can't overclock.
but yeah, for AMD just skip the bulldozer generation altogether. i like to pretend it doesn't exist. either go phenom II or skip to Vishera.
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